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I am an historian and former diplomat who has written two books plus numerous shorter works on historical topics, a book of short fiction, and an e-book about a girl’s first decade, inspired by my granddaughter. I have also written commentaries heard on National Public Radio stations and the Voice of America, and have been a frequent guest, in person or by remote feed, on BBC Radio in Cambridge, UK.

I also write plays that have been produced in the US and UK. For plays and fiction I use the pen name, Duke Ryan. Follow the links below to learn more about my published works.